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Spectacles bought online or from a Optometry practice

Recent studies by Bradford university and Cardiff University showed customers preferred shop-bough spectacles which were fitted by an experienced practice staff rather than those bought online. A questionnaire was completed by the participants on vision, comfort, fit, and how acceptable and safe the spectacles felt

Mike Bowen, Director of Research for the College of Optometrists, said: “This study is important, not just because it’s the first of its kind, but also because of the rise in online purchasing. It’s important that optometrists explain to patients that someone trained in dispensing, can guide on the shape, fit and appropriateness of a certain pair of spectacles over another, which is particularly important for the elderly

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